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  • 4.

    Regrets the delay in the agreed joint reactive monitoring mission visiting the property and requests the State Party, the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS to organise this mission before the end of 2010;

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    Urges the State Party, after discussion with the mission, to undertake a detailed assessment of the damage in association with experts who have worked on the sites, and to explore which sites might be susceptible to conservation and how this work might be undertaken;

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    Also urges the State Party to consider the protection of the property, and establish an adequate management system, including possible collaboration with the local communities, with means notably to promote the significance and sensitivity of the area to tourist agencies and individual tourists, to strengthen the permit system for visitors and to improve the overall access control;

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    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a detailed report on the above-mentioned issues, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.


Historic City of Meknes (Morocco) (C 793)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1996

Criteria (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee decisions N/A

International Assistance N/A

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions April 2010: World Heritage Centre emergency mission

Main factors affecting the property identified in previous reports N/A

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/793

Current conservation issues

On 19 February 2010, during Friday prayers, the minaret of the Khnata Bent Bekkar Mosque (formerly known under the name of Berdieyinne Mosque) at Meknes collapsed, crushing some adjacent buildings and causing a large number of victims. At the request of the Moroccan authorities, a World Heritage Centre expert mission visited the site on 19 April

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 109

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